The Globalist: Carried Away by the Shale Gale

October 22, 2013

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U.S. shale mirage

Carried Away by the Shale Gale

Prakash Loungani | Is the so-called shale boom in the United States just hype?

U.S. Shale Gas: All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Stephan Richter | The shale boom in the United States isn’t the game-changer its proponents claim.


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